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good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. we start tonight with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway. cars colliding. getting tossed around like toys. pieces of cars flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, including some fans. abc's linzie janis on the story. >> contact! a terrible crash coming to the finish. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. sending his car spinning into the wall and another going airborne. parts of the 12 cars involved in the crash, slide through the
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fence, into the stands, hitting and injuring speck day tors. so far, 15 people have been taken to the hospital. the drivers are all okay. now, take a look again. the driver out front is regan smith, he tries to prevent his opponent, the car directly behind him trying to break out in front. it causes smith's car to spin out of control, into the fence, triggering the crash. >> part of that car did pierce the catch fencing. >> i made the move. started the chain of events that caused that wreck. >> i hope everyone is in the stands is okay. >> i saw, i think, it was seven cars spinning to the right and off the wall.
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he caught the right front of my wall. >> they started wrecking in front of us. from that point it was too late. you're run something fast. >> reporter: we have people on the ground working to assess the number of people injured and the extent of their injuries. obviously, it's a dark day for nascar when fans get injured. tomorrow is the big race, the daytona 500, many of those same drivers will be competing again in just a few hours. dan? >> linzie, lot of people will want to know about danica patrick, she'll be starting in pole position, was she involved in many wreck. >> she was not. >> there will be a lot of people relieved to hear that thank you for that on that developing so ir. another developing story from roechl. vatican taking aim at those unconfirmed reports that the spoep resigning frbefore a
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scandal. abc's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it has to defend the freedom of cardinals. the official communique made the vatican press corps like people trying to rig an election. cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified report that the pope received. the real reason benedict resigned was because tit unveild
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a scandal. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about that claim that he actively conceal it. he fled to mexico after mahony's top aide warned him that he would investigate. >> it's absolutely mind-boggling to me how this continues to go on and mahony should be jailed. >> reporter: voting in the conclave is a sacred duty, despite any worldly scandals. >> the cardinals in rome aren't very concerned about mahony
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voting. because they consider him part of the organization. >> reporter: suffering painful and public humiliation just like jesus. david wright, abc news, rome. the pope's resignation coming up on thursday. now to south africa and another unfolding story. olympic runner oscar pistorius out of jail and the family of the woman he's accused of murdering, speaking out about their heartbreak. abc's bazi kanani in pretoria once again. >> reporter: oscar pistorius spent his first day out of jail at his uncle's three-storied home in a quiet well-to-do suburb with strict bail conditions. no guns, no alcohol. no passports to leave the country. no returning to his home which is now a crime scene and twice a week appointments at a police
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station. fans cheered outside a courtroom friday. when south africa's most famous athlete was released on bail. after the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. as he stays inside his uncle's home the victim's family is beginning to share more of their feelings. steenkamp's uncle expressed frustration with the celebration after oscar pistorius' release. just today before south africa aired its first interview with steenkamp's parents a glimpse of the family's anguish. reeva's mother june revealing with a local newspaper that the pistorius family sent flowers after reeva died. what does it mean, she asked? nothing. the olympian allegedly shot four times through the bathroom.
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steencavern's father said today, if the way he said it happened is true, i will be able to forgive him one day. bazi kanani, abc news, pretoria, south africa. now to iran, which today made a bold announcement with just days just to go before critical nuclear talks, iran said it found significant new did pose sits of raw uranium. with usa team on the way to those negotiations, pakistan believes there's still a diplomatic solution to have. david muir is inside that secretive country in a crucial time. david? >> reporter: dan, good evening. the iranians we talked with, said, they hoped for an break in
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the impasse. and what they would say to president obama. iranian government allowing us into tehran. as we explored the city this week, we have been struck by the young voices here, walking past a school, we noticed that the students are speaking english, the schoolyard where they take lessons, this mother told us, her son will need english when she grew up. do you hope for your son a better relationship between iran and america? she tells me "god willing, that will happen." as school let out, they swarm our cameras. do you think iran and america will get along? >> maybe. >> maybe. >> maybe. >> reporter: do you hope for it. >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: how would you describe america in one word?
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very good country. >> reporter: very good country. >> powerful. >> reporter: powerful. they're young but this boy is not naive. he's aware of the economic sanctions. >> under pressure of -- >> reporter: you're feeling the economic pressure? >> yes. >> reporter: not just the young boys here who traveled their opinions, as we traveled through the markets there was this mother who turned to her daughter to speak for both of them. >> the pressure is on the people. >> reporter: the people of iran? the families of iran. >> yeah. >> reporter: when we heard "welcome to iran" too many times to count. we could hear the music through his head phones. which brings us back to that school that had so many questions for me. do i see american idol? have you seen american idol?
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>> yes. >> reporter: who's your favorite contestant on american idol? >> jennifer lopez. >> reporter: she's a judge. what would you say to president obama? >> be friendly with iran. >> reporter: from the father waiting to pick up his son a different view. all of these young boys want iran to be friends with america one day, does that surprise you? >> no, it doesn't. >> reporter: you don't? do you think it's a generational difference. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: which is likely why it was only the children who asked for pictures as we left. abc is blocked on the internet here. thank you, guys. thank you. have a good night. we traveled the world, no surprise it's often the children with the most optimistic view. early next week, there are will be six nations at one table and
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the children here that we met waiting to see if there will be any chance for a different future for them. >> david muir with more extraordinary reporting out of iran tonight. now back to home after that aftermath in the massive storm in the midwest. kansas is digging out tonight. too much for this roof in kansas city to handle. in gladstone, missouri, the roof of this dance school also fell in and more snow on the way. for that, we turn to abc meteorologist ginger zee. what's happening now? >> we started looking at it. the storm has intensified. east of denver, blizzard warnings up already. the storm gets in motion. drop in northeast colorado, quite a bit of snow, 6 to 12 inches. that area that got hit, getting up to a foot again. we're talking about wichita, topeka. on the front end, strong storms.
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people worried about the storms on the east coast because we have had them every single weekend, but this one is benign. >> another forecast a lot of people are curious about, the red carpet forecast for tomorrow's oscars. >> poor california, they're going to be breezy. no, they have been windy today which was a concern. it's going to be breezy. morning, 50s. evening, 70s. >> ginger zee, thank you. another major sports headline tonight, we witnessed the reemergence of manti te'o, he held a packed news conference in the middle of the major nfl tryouts that are going on in indianapolis. he said that he's over the em bar razment and ready to play. he answered the question, does he have a real girlfriend now? >> reporter: stepping back into the spotlight today at an nfl draft event, manti te'o was mobbed by hundreds of reporters.
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>> that's pretty crazy. i have been -- i have been in front of a few cameras. >> reporter: the former notre dame linebacker in indianapolis to showcase his athleticism in front of potential nfl employers, was instead forced to answer questions about a girlfriend that never existed. >> it was a whirlwind of stuff. it was chaos for a little bit. let the chaos die down. >> it was his first time facing the press since his first exclusive sit-down interview with katie couric last month. >> are you dating anybody right now. >> no, not right now. >> reporter: no indication that the hoax will hurt his prospect for drafting. dan, that could mean millions of dollars. >> he'll be selected in the first round despite all of this. coming up here on "world news" on this saturday night -- we remember these amazing shots of that meteorite in russia.
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michelle obama is extremely popular on the internet tonight after a late-night television dance performance that is a long way from the formality and reserve from past first ladies. here's david kerley. >> reporter: the first lady has gone viral. mrs. obama joined a dressed in drag jimmy fallon for what he called the evolution of mom dancing. yes, go shopping, get groceries, raising the roof, even a bit of hip bumping. first ladies have a room to move. the first lady is dancing to promote her battle against childhood obesity, called let's move. >> things like go outside, throw a ball, doing a little dancing, you can really make some significant improvements with small changes. >> reporter: after dancing with the first lady, jimmy fallon, learned mrs. obama has a quick
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wit. >> i said it here first, dream team michelle and hillary '16. what do you think? >> you know, i have my eye actually on another job. and i hear that when jay leno retires. >> reporter: even fallon knows when to call it quits as the first lady does the dougie. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> michelle obama a far cry from sara polk who was the first lady in 1940s. that's "world news" for this saturday. we're always online at for david muir and all of us at abc, thank you for watching. good night.
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